Program at a glance
Area of Study
Upgrading & Preparatory
Open to International
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Applied, entry level, hands-on learning
With our help and support, you’ll learn entry-level employment skills, obtain external certifications, get practical workplace experience, and develop the confidence to pursue further learning, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Certificate in Sector-Specific Employment Training
Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.
Sector-Specific Employment Training helps you develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that prepare you for employment in a variety of entry-level work sectors. Each specialization can be completed in 15 weeks; part-time study options are available. You will be introduced to the language, practices and skills used in different sectors through applied learning activities and work experience placements.
Develop new skills
Develop new skills, gain work experience and earn a college certificate.
We want to hear from you!
Give us a call so we can customize an education plan that is just right for you. All ETP programs can be completed in four months or longer on a part-time basis. Students often stay with us for several terms and complete multiple programs. Programs start each September (Fall term) or January (Winter term) and are taught on the Interurban campus.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Scholarships, bursaries and awards
Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for some domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.
There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Access.
You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.
Curriculum & courses
All students admitted to the Sector-Specific Employment Training program must participate in an interview to determine suitability for the program and for working in an applied learning setting at the college. A Certificate in Employment Preparation is advised.
Information and Application Process
Step 1 - Contact us
Mark Fournier - Sector-Specific Employment Training | Phone: 250-370-3839
Chat with an instructor to discover if ETP is right for you. Determine which courses you will start with.
If you discover that ETP is not the right program for you, we may be able to suggest alternative programs or resources.
Step 2 - Application/Financial Aid/Registration
ETP staff will help you fill out all the necessary forms and guide you through the process:
Note: Each ETP program is a stand-alone offering. Current students must inform ETP staff that theywish to continue on into another ETP program and book an intake conversation. See Step 1
For more detailed information about this program, see the Academic Calendar.
Our Teaching Staff
Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.
Chair, Employment Training and Preparation
Instructional Assistant | Instructor, Employment Training and Prep
Instructor, Employment Training and Preparation
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.